Alphonso Ford Trophy

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Igor Rakočević won the Alphonso Ford Trophy on 3 occasions (2007, 2009, 2011).

The Alphonso Ford Trophy, also known as the Euroleague Best Scorer, is the annual award given to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague's Top Scorer throughout the Euroleague season, up until the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four stage of the season. The award began in the 2004–05 season, and is named after the late Alphonso Ford, one of the greatest scorers in Euroleague history.

Since the Alphonso Ford award has been given out (2004–05 season onwards), a player could average the most points during the Euroleague full season competition and not win the award, since it is only counted for games up to the Euroleague Final Four. Prior to the 2004–05 season, the Euroleague's Top Scorer was recorded statistically, but was not given the Alphonso Ford Trophy award.

Euroleague Top Scorers (1991–92 – 2003–04)[edit]

Season Position Top Scorer Team PPG
1991–92
SG
Greece Nikos Galis Greece Aris
32.3
1992–93
SG
Croatia Zdravko Radulović Croatia Cibona
23.9
1993–94
SG
Greece Nikos Galis Greece Panathinaikos
23.8
1994–95
SG
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sasha Danilović Italy Buckler Bologna
22.1
1995–96
PF
United States Joe Arlauckas Spain Real Madrid
26.4
1996–97
SG
Italy Carlton Myers Italy Teamsystem Bologna
22.9
1997–98
SF
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/Greece Peja Stojaković Greece PAOK
20.9
1998–99
SG
Turkey İbrahim Kutluay Turkey Fenerbahçe
21.4
1999-00
SF
Slovenia Miljan Goljović Slovenia Zlatorog Laško
20.2
2000–01
(FIBA)
SG
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav Berić Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
23.3
2000–01
(EB)
SG
United States Alphonso Ford Greece Peristeri
26.0
2001–02
SG
United States Alphonso Ford Greece Olympiacos
24.8
2002–03
PG
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miloš Vujanić Serbia and Montenegro Partizan
25.8
2003–04
PG
United States Lynn Greer Poland Śląsk Wrocław
25.1

Multiple Euroleague Top Scorers 1991–92 – 2003–04[edit]

Number Player
2
United States Alphonso Ford
Greece Nikos Galis
1
10 Players

Alphonso Ford Trophy winners and Top Scorers (2004–05 – Present)[edit]

Beginning with the 2004–05 season, the Euroleague awards the Alphonso Ford Trophy, in memorial of the late Alphonso Ford, to the player with the highest scoring average before the Euroleague Final Four takes place. Because of this, it is still possible for a player to lead the league in scoring, but not win the Alphonso Ford Trophy. This happened during the 2006–07 season, when Igor Rakočević won the Alphonso Ford Trophy, but Juan Carlos Navarro was the league's top scorer.

Navarro had the highest full season scoring average in the Euroleague, at 16.8 points per game, but did not win the Alphonso Ford Trophy, because he did not have the highest scoring average prior to the start of the Euroleague Final Four. So instead, Rakočević was given the trophy, despite actually finishing second in the full season scoring statistical category, with an average of 16.2 points per game.

Season Position Alphonso Ford Trophy (Top Scorer) Team PPG Note
2004–05
SG
United States Charles Smith Italy Scavolini Pesaro
20.6
2005–06
SG
United States Drew Nicholas Italy Benetton Treviso
18.4
2006–07
SG
Serbia Igor Rakočević (Alphonso Ford Trophy) Spain Tau Cerámica
16.2
2006–07
SG
Spain Juan Carlos Navarro (Top Scorer) Spain FC Barcelona
16.8
2007–08
PF
United States Marc Salyers France Roanne
21.8
2008–09
SG
Serbia Igor Rakočević (2) Spain Tau Cerámica
18.0
2009–10
PF
Lithuania Linas Kleiza Greece Olympiacos
17.1
2010–11
SG
Serbia Igor Rakočević (3) Turkey Efes
17.2
[1]
2011–12
PG
United States/Republic of Macedonia Bo McCalebb Italy Montepaschi Siena
16.9
[2]
2012–13
PG
United States Bobby Brown Italy Montepaschi Siena
18.8
[3]
2013–14
SG
United States Keith Langford Italy EA7 Milano
17.6
[4]

Honors since the 2004–05 season[edit]

References and notes[edit]

External links[edit]